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  • Wheaton, William C.; Chervachidze, Serguei; nechayev, Gleb (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-19)
    MSA-level estimates of a housing supply schedule must offer a solution to the twin problems of simultaneity and stationarity that plague the time series data for local housing prices and stock. An Error Correction Model ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Mostagir, Mohamed; Ozdaglar, Asuman (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-17)
    Crowdsourcing is an emerging technology where innovation and production are sourced out to the public through an open call. At the center of crowdsourcing is a resource allocation problem: there is an abundance of workers ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Laibson, David; List, John A. (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-17)
    Educational resources distributed via the Internet are rapidly proliferating. One prominent concern associated with these potentially transformative developments is that, as many of the leading technologies of the last ...
  • Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013-10-05)
    Under the Thumb of History? Political Institutions and the Scope for Action This paper discusses the two leading views of history and political institutions. For some scholars, institutions are mainly products of historical ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Garcia-Jimeno, Camilo; Robinson, James A. (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-08)
    We study the direct and spillover effects of local state capacity using the network of Colombian municipalities. We model the determination of local and national state capacity as a network game in which each municipality, ...
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